The Resource The archaeology of the Holy Land : from the destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim conquest, Jodi Magness

The archaeology of the Holy Land : from the destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim conquest, Jodi Magness

Label
The archaeology of the Holy Land : from the destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim conquest
Title
The archaeology of the Holy Land
Title remainder
from the destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim conquest
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Magness
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the heart of the ancient Near East (modern Middle East) and at a crossroads between once mighty powers such as Assyria to the east and Egypt to the south is a tiny piece of land -- roughly the size of New Jersey -- that is as contested as it is sacred. One cannot even name this territory without sparking controversy. Originally called Canaan after its early inhabitants (the Canaanites), it has since been known by various names. To Jews this is Eretz-Israel (the Land of Israel), the Promised Land described by the Hebrew Bible as flowing with milk and honey. To Christians it is the Holy Land where Jesus Christ -- the messiah or anointed one -- was born, preached, and offered himself as the ultimate sacrifice. Under the Greeks and Romans, it was the province of Judea, a name which hearkened back to the biblical kingdom of Judah. After the Bar-Kokhba revolt ended in 135 C.E., Hadrian renamed the province Syria-Palestina, reviving the memory of the long-vanished kingdom of Philistia. Under early Islamic rule the military district (jund) of Filastin was part of the province of Greater Syria (Arabic Bilad al-Sham). In this book, the term Palestine is used to denote the area encompassing the modern state of Israel, the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan, and the Palestinian territories"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
933
Index
index present
LC call number
DS111
LC item number
.M324 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The archaeology of the Holy Land : from the destruction of Solomon's Temple to the Muslim conquest, Jodi Magness
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19785140
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 385 pages
Isbn
9780521195355
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011050688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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19785140

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